MINORITY ENGINEERING ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (MEAP)

Organization name: IUPUI

Program Type

Academic programs
Job shadow & career fair programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: The Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) is a week- long, summer, non-residential camp on the IUPUI campus. MEAP aims to: • Identify, recruit, and select minority students (grades 6-12) with demonstrated academic potential and to expose them to the fields of engineering and technology. • Increase the students’ awareness of career options available to engineers and technologists. • Facilitate students’ access to and interaction with positive role models from the fields of education and industry who will serve MEAP as workshop instructors, counselors, and mentors for students. • Provide hands-on laboratory experiences and academic instruction similar to that of a typical first year of study in an engineering or technology curriculum. • Demonstrate work-place environments by providing students with tours of local industries.
Success Metrics: Education: Access for underrepresented populations, Information technology and computer literacy, K-12 education, Postsecondary education, School readiness, STEM education Social Issues: At-Risk youth, Equity, diversity, or inclusion Arts and Culture: Visual arts Community and Economic Development: Workforce development

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

30

Black or African Americans Annually Served

75%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

20%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: N/A
Initial Start-Up Cost: $0

Contact Information

Organization Name: IUPUI
Website: https://www.iupui.edu/
Respondents Name: Karen Dace
Email: kdace@iupui.edu

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